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Recreation

Fairfield is a progressive community that works together to help one another achieve their recreation goals. Our 15.9-mile loop trail carves a graceful pattern around the city. It winds its way from hill, to prairie, to wet lands, to cool secluded forests and all within easy reach of Fairfield’s residents. Fairfield is a bike-friendly city with a professionally designed bike and pedestrian transportation system that connects all major areas of the city as well as connecting back to our loop trail system.

Fairfield has three lakes within its borders that lend themselves to swimming, windsurfing, stand up paddling (SUP), canoeing and kayaking. When weather changes and folks want to be indoors, Fairfield hosts a large assortment of private health facilities as well as public accessible recreation centers that allow for a full range of choices that include all the usual team sports but also swimming, racquetball, wallyball, yoga, spinning, archery, rock-climbing, gymnastics, parkour and tennis.

Check out these websites for more information on recreation in Fairfield:

Let’s Go Jeff Co

Jefferson County (the county where Fairfield and Maharishi Vedic City are located) is committed the health and wellness of its citizens. Let’s Go Jeff Co was created by a group of concerned citizens and initially funded by a $100,000 grant from the State of Iowa as a first stop for information and resources to improve wellness via a healthy mind and a healthy body. The organization is developing a countywide wellness initiative by building local capacity to address wellness issues, gathering baseline information, and coordinating projects targeting nutrition, physical activity and tobacco use prevention. visit site

MUM Recreation Center

A 60,000-square-foot indoor facility, the MUM rec center is one of the largest indoor university sports facilities in the state of Iowa. Facilities inside include: a track, tennis courts, volleyball courts, basketball courts, a 28-foot rock climbing wall, weight room, gymnastics center, and ping-pong tables. visit site

Fairfield Parks & Recreation

Fairfield has a lot to offer in terms of recreation, including many events and activities throughout the year. For year-round fitness, the Roosevelt Recreation Complex offers a Weight Room, Cardio Room, Game Room, Indoor Playground, Raquetball Courts, Vollyball Courts, Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Meeting Rooms, Aerobics Room and also many fitness classes. visit site

Fairfield Loop Trail

One of the best features of recreation in Fairfield is the 15.9-mile loop trail. It was built one section at a time over 14 years. The trail is great for walking, jogging, and biking. Terrain and scenery change as you make your way along the trail. There are many places to access the trail — some of the more commonly used are: the intersection of B ST and Zimmerman; Chautauqua Park. visit site

Fairfield’s Many Parks

Be sure to spend some time Fairfield’s parks during your visit. The three largest and most used for recreation are Jefferson County Park, Waterworks Park, and Chautauqua Park. This website provides a listing and overview of Fairfield’s many parks. visit site